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Groovy Moments In Pop Culture History 

Written by Lyra Radford

Remember when Mr. T was work-besties with Nancy Reagan? Or when The Flintstones briefly added a little green martian to its cast? Or how about when ABC got the ingenious idea to take non-athletic rock and pop stars and pit them against each other in sporting events? Come right this way and take a stroll down memory lane with some of the grooviest moments in pop culture history.  

Evel Knievel leaving court after a felony conviction in 1977, Knievel pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge for the battering of television executive Sheldon Saltman with a baseball bat.

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Pictured here is Evel Knievel leaving court after a felony conviction back in 1977, Knievel pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge for the battering of television executive Sheldon Saltman with a baseball bat.


Robert Craig Knievel Jr. was a stunt performer and international icon. Evel’s first jump was at the National Date Festival in Indio, California back in 1966, and he spent the rest of his career outdoing himself. Each stunt became more ambitious and more dangerous than the last. Some of his most memorable being Caesars Palace (1967), Madison Square Garden (1971), Twin Falls, Idaho, Snake River Canyon(1975), and the famous Wembley Stadium jump (1975). Over the course of his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps and was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.